Empty Nest Winery
1352 Apple Road
Waukon, IA 52172                 MAP TO THE WINERY

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It is here this Saturday......the last big event of the year
And a NEW LIMITED EDITION wine to taste and buy!
"White Lace" is here, get it this weekend before it is gone.

Saturday, October 4th noon-5:00 is "Wining with the Arts"
Featuring Wood, Canvas, Pottery, Glass and Fabric Artists
in the big tent with food & wine to sip as you shop!

Our fall wines are here!!!
Apple Road -
Crimson Cranberry -
Midlife Crisis - pure Elderberry Wine

Also we have a huge selection of "Wine Freezes"
to purchase and usually have a few to sample too.
Get $2.00 off when you buy wine and wine freeze.

Weekend Tasting Hours:
Saturdays 10-5 & Sundays 1-5
call for private tasting parties
We are also at these area Farmer's Markets:
Decorah- Wednesdays 3-6 & Saturdays 8-11

      Summer Wines Are Almost Gone!!!     
Get your bottles before they are gone

    We only have our Back in Black summer wine left, we are sold
out of the other 2 summer wines until next year!
  • Twig & Berries (our famous rhubarb  & berry blend) sold out
  •  Party Starter Strawberry (pure strawberry wine)  sold out
  •  Back in Black (our Limited Edition Wild Blackcap wine). 

    Check out the "Our Wines" page for full wine descriptions. 

~Join Our Club~

We are excited to announce the creation of the Empty Nest Wine Club!
-What is this new Club you ask? It is a way for our loyal wine lovers to purchase exclusive specialty wines from our cellar when available. These wines will not be released for general sale, so this is the only way to get your hands on a special bottle of these upcoming vintages. 
-How do you join? There is no annual fee to join. Membership is gained by purchasing 24 bottles of Empty Nest wine from our tasting room or  Farmers Markets. These bottles do not need to be purchased all out once.

-What type of wine will be available to club members? Our first release will be White Lace on October 4th and then who knows........maybe Coffee Port or Berrylicious or Naked Iced Apple or other "Blind Wine Winners" will be released this way.  Throughout a typical year,
we like to try new recipes out or slightly tweak an existing one. These
wines will be the ones available to you as a Club member.

-When can I start? Right now! Saturdays 10-5 and Sundays 1-5, Stop by the winery to get started today!
-More Questions, email emptynestwinery@gmail.com or stop in and ask us about The Club


Our wine is available at the following retailers so you never have to go without your favorite Empty Nest Wine!

-Waukon Greenhouse

-Decorah Oneota Coop

-The Plant Peddler Greenhouse in Cresco

-Annie's Garden and Greens in Calmer

 -The Painted Lady in Lansing

-Shabby Shack in Grundy Center

-By the Spoonful in McGregor

-The New Albin Gift Center

-Harvest Farms Campground in Cresco

-Giggling Goat in Hampton

-Girls Day Out in Monticello

-K & K Gardens in Hawkeye

-The Art Gallery in Clermont

Be sure to "Like" us on Facebook to keep up with all the current news! 
Just search "Empty Nest Winery" and look for our sign.


Empty Nest Winery is family owned and operated.  Set in beautiful rural Northeast Iowa located between Decorah and Waukon.  We make handcrafted wines the old fashioned way by fermenting the whole berries/fruit not just the juice.  Our berry wines are just the berries fermented not grape or apple based with just some berries or berry flavor added as many other wineries do.  We make our wine in small batches using many varieties of berries handpicked predominantly on our family farm or from the surrounding local area.  We never filter our wines as that can strip away their natural color and flavor so some bottles may have sediment on the bottom but that is completely natural and will not affect the amazing ‘True to the Fruit Flavor’!  Sample up to 18 different & unique wines (click on “Our Wines” page to see tasting notes) in our tasting room on Saturdays from 10-5 and Sundays from 1-5, Closed in January.  Call ahead for private group tastings or large groups.


We host private wine tastings and parties so call to book a time to come and taste our wine.

Questions? Email us at

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